This Week’s Menu Plan

This Week's Menu Plan


Oatmeal, Cereal, Eggs, and/or Fruit


Mac & cheese, fruit
Snack-y lunch {veggies, cheese, yogurt, fruit, crackers, etc.}
PB&J, carrot sticks, apples
Thanksgiving Lunch — I’m doing the mashed potatoes, rolls, and a dessert (I’m thinking this one or this one — which would you choose?)
Cheese quesadillas, carrot sticks
Leftovers x 2


Boiled eggs


Slow Cooker Lasagna, Bread Machine Bread Sticks, fruit
Blender Pancakes, scrambled eggs, fruit
Thanksgiving Dinner — I’m bringing some of the dishes (not sure which yet) & a dessert (I’m thinking this one.)
Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup, fruit, veggies
Cheesy Chicken & Potato Chowder (leftovers from last week), Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins, fruit
Dinner out
Dinner with extended family

What’s on your menu this week? Tell us in the comments or leave a link to your menu plan post.

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  1. JMD says

    The apple streusel for lunch dessert sounds wonderful and a different spin on flavors that day. Not convinced on the other dinner dessert. Sorry, just being honest.

  2. Julie says

    I would do the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pie! Looks yummy! And I’m going to have to try the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Lasagna…chocolate and peanut butter is one of the all-time best pairings ever!

  3. celia says

    I would make the apple one, that pumpkin cookie looks dry. I have also found that when I make something pumpkin for Thanksgiving that is not pumpkin pie, people get really sad. They are much more forgiving with apples.

  4. Aimee says

    I’ve been strongly considering investing in the bread machine you have so highly recommended. We cannot have gluten, though, and I’m wondering if any of your readers have used a bread machine to make multiple types of gluten free bread. Want to make sure it’s worth the money!

  5. says

    They both look yummy! If there will already be apple pie I’d do the pumpkin chocolate chip one if not the apple. They both look yummy!

  6. says

    The choc pb cup looks sooo good. But since you’re already deciding on that one, I’d say the other depends on what else is being brought. (Like another commenter) I’d say if someone is doing apple pie, then pick the pumpkin cookie pie but if not I’d say the apple one. :)

  7. Suzanne says

    Crystal: where do you get “whole wheat kernals” for the blender pancakes? They sound awesome!

  8. Charity says

    I would say the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie, in fact tomorrow is my weekly baking day and I’m adding this to my list! Also, thank you for the link to the Slow Cooker Lasagna. I’m going to try that this week as well, only with different pasta. I don’t use lasagna noodles for lasagna. I use bow ties since they lay flat like lasagna noodles, but are much easier to eat, especially for my children. :)

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’m so thankful for your ministry. I feel like you’re a dear friend, although I’ve never met you. God bless you, and Happy Thanksgiving! :)

    • says

      Thank you so much! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, too! I hope we get to meet in real-life sometime in the not-too-distant future!

  9. says

    Thanks, Crystal, for including my Peanut Butter Cup Lasagna. It’s a little pricey for the ingredients but it will totally rock! Let me know how it turns out! Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Kari says

    Pumpkin Risotto (Giada) , Grilled Sausage & Salad
    Citrus Roasted Whole Chicken (Barefoot Contessa), Roasted Fall Veggies and Focaccia Bread
    Roasted Dark Meat in pan juices from Whole Chicken, Brown Rice & Veggies
    Thanksgiving Dinner (I am making Brussel Sprout, Bacon & Green Bean Casserole from Family Circle, Crack Pie from Bon Appetite, Spinach Dip Bites from Pinterest)
    Fish Tacos
    Dinner Out

    Turkey & Cheese Rollups
    Make your own sandwiches (friends over for lunch)
    Sliced Veggies (peppers, carrots, etc)
    Fall Salad from Trader Joe’s

    Pumpkin Muffins (Libby’s recipe)
    Pumpkin Waffles (froze from weekend)
    Fruit & Yogurt
    Frozen Waffles with Pumpkin Cream Cheese
    Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal x2

  11. Elizabeth says

    Both desserts look ok. Maybe even yummy. A yummy recipe we sometimes make is Pumpkin Cheesecake…recipe comes on the back of the label for those premade graham cracker crusts you buy at the store. EASY peasy…takes about 5 minutes to get into oven…then bake, cool, and set in fridge overnight or a few hours…everyone who eats it loves it. Not my recipe…just one I found!!

  12. KaryanStratton says

    I would totally go with the apple streusel bars! They look delicious! I LOVE all things chocolate, could eat my weight in cookie dough and haven’t met a pumpkin recipe that I dislike, but the pumpkin chocolate chip cookie dough pie just seems weird.
    Happy Thanksgiving!! You and your blog are one of many things I’m thankful for!

  13. Lynn L says

    I personally love anything with apples, but in view of the holiday line-up, I would make the pumpkin chocolate chip cookie pie for Thanksgiving, then do the Apple Streusel Bars during Christmas! Win-win! They both look terrific!

  14. Lana says

    I would do both of the desserts do that everyone has a choice. I typically do three or four and they last the weekend for game nights and drop in friends.

    • says

      Multiple people are bringing desserts, otherwise I’d probably make 3-4 — or more. :)

      I might end up making both, though, because I’m still undecided! I’m going to the grocery store in a few hours so I have to make a decision soon. :)

  15. says

    I hope you and your family enjoy the Slow Cooker Lasagna (thanks for sharing it)! Now that I’ve made it in the slow cooker, I don’t know that I’ll ever go back to the traditional way! It’s so easy!

    Happy Thanksgiving Crystal!

  16. Stacy says

    Made the cheesy chicken and potato chowder last night. Everyone loved it! I can’t believe you had leftovers! :)